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talked with somebody a moment ago about that, jennifer oversteen. and, also, another eyewitness, elliott walker, who is actually a producer here owon "the today show." can you hear me? >> yes. >> tell me where you are and what you saw. >> well, i live in this area. i am returning to my apartment. but i was walking down the sidewalk delivering my young daughter to school, and we hear a very loud sound, the kind of sound you hear when a plane is, you know, going fast past you. followed by an enormous crash. and an immediate explosion. i don't think we could feel shock waves but we sort of felt like we did. and we were in a position where we could see the trade center almost immediately between the other buildings. and an enormous fireball that must have been 300 feet across was visible immediately. a secondary explosion, i think, and then plumes of smoke. there must have been a three-block cloud of white smoke. now, from where i was on the street a moment ago, you can, in fact, see smoke leaving the building on three sides. it seems to be coming out on at least four or five floors. the air
in a connecticut courtroom and surveillance video shows jennifer hawke-petit at a local bank taking out $15,000. prosecutors say her family was being held hostage. petit, along with her two daughters were later tortured and killed. yesterday, jurors heard 911 tapes in the deadly home invasion trial, and listen to what the bank manager told operators in a 911 call. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now. who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. if the police were told they'd kill the children and the husband. >> what role does that 911 call play in the trial? >> it's laying out the time line. what's so chilling about that surveillance video of jennifer hawke-petit at the bank withdrawing $15,000, telling the bank teller my family is being held hostage, i'm petrified. they said if we involve the police they're going to kill my husband and kids. less than an hour after this video was taken, jennifer hawke-petit was dead. >> where were police? >> that's a good question. this is 9:17 a.m. 9:21 a.m., three minutes later, the bank manager says i got to go back
, that was the original motive. they tie up the family, that's dr. william petit and his wife jennifer hwke-petit. there is the family picture. later on jennifer and the two kids were killed and william petit was the only survivor. tied them up all night, wait until morning and they drive jennifer hawke-petit to the bank of america, there's the surveillance video. she's going in there and withdrawals $15,000 to pay the ransom to these two men. these two men were telling her, we'll untie your family and get out of here. she takes out the money and gets back home and pays them off. within an hour of this surveillance video at the bank, she was dead, along with her two kids. they set the house on fire. >> i covered a lot of court cases, this is one of the most horrendous things i've ever heard in my life what these two suspects reportedly did to these two young girls. >> sexual assault and they were giving details of it. >> photographic evidence that they talked about in court. >> jurors have win weeping in this case. how many trials have you covered and i covered that the jury sits there and
deal, as well, with the studio. looks like only good things for jennifer lopez who hasn't had much traction in her career in recent years. her music hasn't been selling well and her films haven't been selling well either. also i don't know if you noticed at least in new york city last night if you walked down the street and pass any the gamestop stores there were lines forming outside because the release of "halo 3" happened at midnight tonight. people don't understand the reach that video games. "halo 3" could generate more than, i'm sorry, i just looked that wrong number there. almost $1 billion. >> a video game, wow. >> "halo 3" generated $600 million when it was released in 2007. all in this video game franchise could make more than $2 billion. >> basically, a lot of people inside their homes this weekend playing this weekend. >> playing their x-boxes and we see movie adapitations from this video game. when you're talking about making upwards of $600 million from one video game, you have to wonder what the other media platform possibilities are there with the game. >>> finally,
video that you're looking at now shows jennifer hawke-petit an hour before she was murdered. she was at the bank withdrawing thousands of dollars and she told the tellers there she needed this money for ransom. the bank's manager did call 911 and police released a recording of that call. jeff, i understand that the 911 calls, they're raising a lot of questions because the time of when the call was placed and when police went to the home. >> this is a summer morning and what's so chilling about this, is just less than an hour after we see jennifer hawke-petit at that bank window she was dead or dying. the thinking of the defense, what this shows you is that police dropped the ball. they had ample opportunity to get officers out to the house. she is in there around 9:17 a.m. by 9:21 a.m. the bank manager goes to a back office after jennifer hawke-petit and said my entire family is being hostage at home and if i give them money they'll leave but if i get the police involved they'll kill my husband and children. a manager goes to the back room and then we'll tell you what happened on
. we have very little information available at this point in time, but on the phone we do have jennifer oversteen who apparently witnessed this event. jennifer, can you hear me? >> hello? >> hi, jennifer? >> hi. katie. can you please tell me what you saw and give me any information about what's going on there? >> yes. i have to -- it's -- it's quite terrifying. i'm in shock right now. i came out of the subway at bowling green, heading to work in battery park, at the ritz-carlton hotel, and i came out and it's -- i saw a -- i heard a boom, looked up, there was a big ball of fire. i'm looking north at the world trade center and it is the last twin tower. i'm looking north in battery park right now. you can hear the fire engines and emergency crews behind me, and it is unbelievable. when the fire first burst it was -- hello?>> >>o ahead. we can hear you. >> i have never seen before -- and -- as you know i used to work in news. i've never seen any fire like this in the air. and the pieces of the building were flying down. it looks like it's the -- it's like the top -- i can't even yb tell y
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